M2

Wireless In-Ear Monitor System

MSRP* US$799.00
Two-Year Limited End-User Warranty

*Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price. Actual selling price may vary; please check with an authorized Audio-Technica dealer.



  • Overview
  • Features
  • Specifications
  • Downloads
  • Reviews
  • Q & A

  • Overview

    The M2 Wireless In-Ear Monitor System is designed to make professional in-ear monitoring features accessible for performers who want to be free from the problems associated with floor wedges. The stereo monitor system offers Personal Mix Control, which gives each musician volume and mix control of two independent signals on stage, via easy-to-use controls on the M2R stereo body-pack receiver. The wireless UHF M2T Stereo Transmitter provides a choice of 100 selectable frequencies and is equipped with two XLR/ľĒ combo input connectors into which users can connect line-level inputs. While up to 10 complete M2 systems may be used on stage simultaneously, any number of M2R stereo receivers may be used on the same frequency with a single M2T stereo transmitter. These rugged systems are built to stand up to the inevitable bumps of life on the road, delivering clear, natural sound for touring and installed-sound uses.
  • Features

    • High-fidelity sound with clean, articulate mix allows you to hear yourself better at lower volume

    • 100 selectable UHF channels

    • Up to 10 simultaneous systems per frequency band

    • Three receiver modes: Personal Mix, stereo, and mono

    • Personal Mix Control allows volume and mix control of two independent signals at the receiver

    • 3.5 mm line-in jack connects to ambient microphone, click track & more

    • LED indicators provide easy-to-read level monitoring

    • XLR loop output (true pass-through) connects signal to mixing console, additional IEM system or recording device with no signal degradation

    • Adjustable squelch eliminates annoying static

    • Pilot tone protects against RF interference when the transmitter is turned off

    • Limiter (defeatable) helps protect your hearing from sudden peaks

    • Portable system is quick to load and set up

    • Reduces on-stage audio clutter for better overall mix & less feedback

    • Use any number of M2R Stereo Receivers (with Personal Mix Control) on the same frequency

    • Audio-Technica earphones with proprietary dynamic drivers offer full frequency response and outstanding isolation

    • Personal fit with 3 sizes of rubber eartips plus ear-conforming foam tips

    • Auxiliary input offers connection point for ambient microphone, click track, or other mic- or line-level input.



    M2 Components
    EP3 Headphones
    In-ear dynamic headphones offer high-fidelity sound and excellent isolation
    M2T Stereo Transmitter
    Wireless UHF transmitter (frequency-agile) offers 100 user-selectable frequencies
    M2R Stereo Receiver
    Personal Mix Control in a lightweight body-pack

    M2 Optional Accessories
    AM3 Omnidirectional Condenser Lavalier Microphone
    AT8623 Joining Plate
    EP1 In-ear Headphones

    Compare the M2 & M3 Wireless In-Ear Monitor Systems.

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  • Specifications



    OVERALL SYSTEM SPECIFICATIONS
    Operating Frequencies Band E: 790.000 to 822.000 MHz, 100 frequencies
    Band F: 832.000 to 865.000 MHz, 100 frequencies
    Band L: 575.000 to 608.000 MHz, 100 frequencies
    Band M: 614.000 to 647.000 MHz, 100 frequencies
    Not all frequency bands available in all areas. Please check with local regulations.
    Minimum Frequency Step 25 kHz
    Modulation Mode FM stereo
    Maximum Deviation Ī40 kHz
    Dynamic Range 90 dB (typical), A-weighted
    Total Harmonic Distortion <1% at (1 kHz, Ī20 kHz Deviation)
    Operating Range 100 m (300'), typical
    Open range environment with no interfering signals.
    Operating Temperature Range -5į C (23į F) to +50į C (122į F)
    Battery performance may be reduced at very low temperatures.
    Frequency Response 60 Hz to 13 kHz (+/- 3 dB)
    Simultaneous Use 10 channels per band (maximum recommended)
    For assistance with multi-band operation or other frequency coordination issues, please contact your local Audio-Technica customer service representative.


    RECEIVER SPECIFICATIONS
    Receiving System Double conversion superheterodyne
    RF Sensitivity 20 dBuV (at 60 dB S/N ratio, 50 ohms termination)
    Headphone Output Connector 3.5 mm TRS stereo phone jack
    Headphone Output Power 65 mW (at 32 ohms)
    Antenna Input SMA-type, 50 ohms
    Aux Input Connector 3.5 mm TRS stereo phone jack
    Batteries 2 x 1.5V AA (not included)
    Battery Life 8 hours (alkaline)
    Depending on battery type and use pattern
    Dimensions 70.0 mm (2.76") W x
    25.0 mm (0.98") D x
    110.0 mm (4.33") H
    Net Weight 110 g (3.9 oz), without batteries
    Accessories Included EP3 earphone; frequency sticker; flexible antenna


    TRANSMITTER SPECIFICATIONS
    RF Power Output10 mW/30 mW (switchable internally), 50 ohms
    Limited to 10 mW within 863 MHz to 865 MHz
    Following national regulations
    Spurious EmissionsFollowing federal and national regulations
    Input ConnectionsXLRF-type/6.3 mm stereo (1/4") combination connector
    Pin 1 and Sleeve: Ground
    Pin 2 and Tip: Hot
    Pin 3 and Ring: Cold
    Maximum Input LevelXLRF-type/6.3 mm stereo, (1/4") balanced: +26 dBu
    6.3 mm (1/4") mono, unbalanced: +26 dBu
    Loop Output ConnectorXLRM-type connector
    Pin 1: Ground
    Pin 2: Hot
    Pin 3: Cold
    Power Requirement12-18V DC, 600 mA
    AntennaAttached whip
    Dimensions210.0 mm (8.30") W x
    132.0 mm (5.20") D x
    44.0 mm (1.70") H
    Net Weight870 g (30.7 oz), without accessories
    Accessories IncludedAC adapter (country dependant); rack mount adapters



    CONSUMER ALERT
    Most users do not need a license to operate this wireless microphone system. Nevertheless, operating this microphone system without a license is subject to certain restrictions: the system may not cause harmful interference; it must operate at a low power level (not in excess of 50 milliwatts); and it has no protection from interference received from any other device. Purchasers should also be aware that the FCC is currently evaluating use of wireless microphone systems, and these rules are subject to change. For more information, call the FCC at 1-888-CALL-FCC (TTY: 1-888-TELL-FCC) or visit the FCCís wireless microphone website at www.fcc.gov/cgb/wirelessmicrophones.



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  • Downloads

    M2 Wireless In-Ear Monitor System Manual (pdf 2.37 M)
    M2 System Submittal Sheet (pdf 156.01 KB)
    Wireless Mics & Cables
    Wireless System Accessories
    Using Wireless
  • Reviews

    M2 Wireless In-Ear Monitor System 5 5 3 3
    The M2 is by far the best in-ear monitor system for the money! I'm the soundman for a classic rock band that plays 3-4 times a month. We all work day jobs and only have 45 minutes to an hour for setup and sound check at various local clubs and sports bars. The stages are way too small and we have to be careful not to disturb the patrons who are eating and watching sporting events before we start our shows. Conventional monitors were out of the question because of the size, setup/ equalization time and poor acoustical conditions so in-ear monitors were the best solution. We use 3 M2 systems that have worked flawlessly for almost 2 years now. The bass player even dropped one of the recievers hard and bent the concentric pot but I was able to easily take it apart and bend it back with no problems. The mix mode allowed me to send 1 aux mix from the board and a direct out from each singers channel to the transmitter that way they could turn up the vocal at their recievers and leave me alone to concentrate on the main mix. Having a low stage volume is critical to getting a great main mix when you play in small or poor acoustical venues and the M2's allow for not only a better monitor mix but a much cleaner main mix for the audience to enjoy. I really miss the M2 in-ear monitors when I mix other bands and have to use their sound system with traditional floor monitors. If you want an upgrade to your sound system and a superior monitor system to floor monitors run out to your LOCAL Audio Technica Dealer and get the M2 in-ear system! August 26, 2012
    Just what I needed.... Since going to a quite stage at our church I needed the best in-ear monitoring possible and went with custom molded monitors by Westone. Therefore, I needed a quality wireless system to complete my setup. I found everything I needed and more in the Audio Technica M2 system. I couldn't be more pleased with the value I received for the money I invested. I literally took it out of the box, plugged it in, installed batteries, turned it on and it worked! I guess I could have spent a lot more money, but I'm not real sure as to what I would have accomplished other than having less monney in my pocket. Thanks AT, Terry October 20, 2011
    Solid, Always ON Sound I've had my M2s for over a year now, and they are rock solid. I can't imagine being on stage without them. Was very easy to adjust all the settings to get an optimal mix and level between vocals and instruments balanced between left and right ears.The health of my voice and ears now owes much to A-T. I use them 2-3 times per week, and am very impressed with the comfort and feel of the buds. I thought I would have to shell out for custom buds, but after each time I use them, it becomes less and less a desire. They sound great and the noise cancelling is very good. I've added an ambiance mic when solo, which really makes a difference interacting with a crowd I can hear. Once you experience the M2, I doubt you will ever wedge again. Just walk out of that sweet spot of a floor monitor and you'll understand that will never happen with the M2. October 20, 2011
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    I have multiple singers who need the same overall monitor mix -- would be great if they can share one transmitter, tweaking volumes, etc. with their own receivers.
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    Yes you can,
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    Yes, as long as all receivers are on the same band and frequency, you can add as many receivers as you have singers. One transmitter, many receivers. You could send the same mix to all receivers and each singer could adjust the level as they wish. Also, you could send a "stereo" mix with instruments on one side and vocals on another, and allow each singer to adjust the volume of each side in separate ears. There are more complex setups as well, just check the documentation in the manual.
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    Yes, you can use as many receivers as you wish with one transmitter. They must all be on the same frequency to work.
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    How do you rack mount a single m2 unit?

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    The M2 transmitter comes with one short rack ear and one long rack ear in the box from the factory. This allows you to choose which side of your rack you want the unit to be postitioned on and helps to keep the antenna from blocking other rack gear.
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    Thank you for your inquiry. There are rack ears included with the transmitter for rack mounting.
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    DIP Switch 2 is up for monitor and DIP Switch 4 is down for stereo mode. The channel 2 balance is correct but the channel 1 balance is 75% to the left ear and only 25% to the right ear. I can not find any means to adjust that balance. Please advise. I really like the performance of this unit but the out-of-balance is difficult to deal with at times in performances.
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    Have you checked your source? This sounds like it is more of a routing issue on your board than a problem with the monitors. You may have something panned to one side or the other and not realize it.
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    Thank you for your inquiry. Please contact our service department at 330-686-2600 option 4. They should be able to help with this.
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    First of all: i¬īm very satisfied with the m2. Second: sorry for my english! :)
    But nevertheless i have problems with the sound volume of the m2: alltough i turn the volume knob to MAX, the signal isn¬īt that loud. The result is a distorted signal.

    so, how can i turn up the volume without overdriving the signal?
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    First make sure you are not overdriving (going into the red) on the transmitter too hard. It is okay for the meters to light up the red LED on the meters occasionally with the peaks of the music but it should only just flicker into the red NOT light up the red constantly.
    Next check to make sure the reciever is working in the same manner. Let's say you need more vocal volume it is always better to turn down the other instruments in the mix than to just keep trying to turn up the vocal. It may be better to start with the main instrument you need to be the loudest in that mix and bring up the other stuff from there.
    Sometimes you have to find louder earbuds than the stock AT's and should look for a lower ohm rating ( which equals less resistance) compared to the ones you use now.
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    Thank your foir you inquiry. This is something you may want to talk over with our Audio Soultions team at 330-686-2600 ext 5000. They will be happyy to talk you through this.
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    You should go to the frequency locator section in the support area then choose the M2 under product and your zip code that you will be using the wireless in. This will show you the available frequncies that you are able to use in your area and that way you can determine which band has the most freqs available.
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    Band L and Band M refer to two different ranges (or bands) of frequencies which the actual operating frequency of the wireless system, to transmit and receive the audio signal on, can fall within.The L Band operates on frequenices between 575 and 608 MHz and the M Band on frequencies between 614 and 647 MHz. There are 100 different frequencies in either of these bands from which to choose a single operating frequency. The greater the number of frequencies in a band, the greater your chances of finding a single clear frequency in any given area are, and the better your chances of running mutiple systems at the same time within the band are. Which band is better depends on that area. If you can provide us with the zip code of the location where the wireless system will be in use, we can make a band recommendation for you. Please contact our Audio-Solutions Department at audio-solutions@atus.com for further assistance.
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